Telangana crusader and first Chief Minister of the state K. Chandrasekhar Rao has held a special meeting with higher authorities and finalized the official symbols of Telangana.
According to the latest, Palapitta (Indian Roller) has been chosen as the State Bird of Telangana followed by State Animal – Deer, State Flower – Tangedu (botanical name Cassia Auriculata, an yellow flower widely used in Bathukamma festival), State Tree: Jammi Chettu/ Sami Tree (botanical name Prosopis spicegera). Carved out of Andhra Pradesh as 29th State of India, Telangana was formed on June 2, 2014 with Hyderabad as its capital.
Presently, Hyderabad is the joint capital for both AP and Telangana for a period of not more than ten years. Meanwhile, three symbols of Telangana are coinciding with AP. Already the official sport of AP is Kabaddi, official bird of AP is Palapitta (Indian Roller) and official Fruit of AP is Mango. It needs to be seen whether AP now makes any changes or try to continue the same. It’s certainly a tricky situation for CM of AP.